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Rock and Roti

The other day we watched the four part mini series production of Hanif Kureishi’s novel, the Buddha of Surburbia. It is a wonderful screen adaptation of that novella about two generations of south Asians negotiating their pasts and futures, their...

The Modi Raj

One of the images that circulated on social media the day the elections were declared under the title The impending dhokla takeover. The great Indian election has come and gone with hardly any bloodshed, mayhem or confusion. In that sense it has set...

What is a mosque?

“What is a mosque?” This very simple and straightforward question introduces us to two very different perspectives, which actually shape and constitute the dominant discourse on Islamic built environment in postcolonial South Asia. There is a legal...

Son of Religion

B R Chopra's Dharmputra (1961) was the second film directed by Yash Raj. It was based on a novel by Acharya Chatursen Shastry (who died in 1960). The screen adaptation was by Akhtar-Ul-Iman. The story is set in Delhi during the time of partition...